With the tools that accompany the preparation and consumption of coffee, to the point of making it almost a ritual, Giulio Iacchetti has been thinking about it for some time. It started again in 2013 with the Caffeina set (coffee maker, cup, saucer etc) which reinterprets the pleasure of the coffee break in simple forms, with an elegance that makes you forget the neurotic and noisy espresso of the bar all the clatter of badly beaten and elbowed cups . Then, he even dedicated an exhibition to the coffee maker in 2019: “Le caffettiere dei Maestri. When architecture and design meet Moka ”, in the Lavazza shop in Piazza San Fedele 2, in Milan. Also from that year is Caffa’s project for Alessi, today awarded with the Good Design Award. It’s about a thermo mug in stainless steel with a vacuum jacket that maintains the temperature (hot or cold, even they are).
In short, it is the principle of the trip or break thermos with schiscetta, reshaped on the shapes of the mug, that tall coffee / milk / herbal tea cup that we have been importing for years from Anglo-Saxon countries. However, unlike the flickering glasses of cardboard or plastic – with lid, straw and rather improbable heat retention – street food baracchino style, Caffa has a nice seal closure so that it fits in the bag without flooding and the cylindrical base shape widens into a conical shape that can be easily inserted into different supports. In other words, you can prepare 400 cl of your favorite drink at home and take them with you to drink it when you can carve out a moment of the “dynamic” modern life. It works great even now that you are very indoors. For lovers of etymology Caffa is the name of the region of Ethiopia from which the word “coffee” derives.